A loan of $600 helped to buy insecticides, fertilizers, and weed killers.

Juan Gabriel's story

Juan Gabriel is 26 years old. He is married in a civil union and has a one-year-old son. Juan Gabriel lives with his son and his in-laws in Ventanas, in the Province of Los Ríos.

The communal bank VRS ASO Walking toward a bright future, is located in the precinct of Cachely, in the canton Ventanas. This bank serves members who work in agriculture.

Juan Gabriel makes a living in agriculture, growing corn and barley. He is requesting this loan in order to buy insecticides, urea, Ranger (a weed killer), liquid weedkiller, and fertilizer. With the help of this loan, he will be able to buy the fertilizers. Juan Gabriel's biggest challenges are his competition and plagues in his crops. His dream is to buy other plots of land. In his free time, he likes to play pool.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Craven

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